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The surname McKeady comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Ceadaigh, from an ancient personal name derived from the Gaelic word "cead," meaning "hundred." This name often given to the O'Mores of Leix with whom the MacKeadys were associated. In found in Munster, the name of the Corca Laoidhe sept O Meiceidigh, has been corrupted to MacCeidigh or Mac Eidigh, and anglicized as Keady. The name has been recorded as both O'Keady and McKeddy in the Fiants of the sixteenth century.

Early Origins of the McKeady family


The surname McKeady was first found in County Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province.

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Early History of the McKeady family

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Early History of the McKeady family


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McKeady Spelling Variations

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McKeady Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKeady, McKeady, Keady, O'Keady, Keddy, O'Keddy and many more.

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Early Notables of the McKeady family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McKeady family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McKeady family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McKeady family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Keady, who was naturalized in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1801; Robert Keady and his family, who settled in St. John, New Brunswick between 1833 and 1838.

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The McKeady Motto

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The McKeady Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Conlan abu
Motto Translation: Conlan forever.


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